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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

raspberry pruning Th 11 am

Sorry for the short notice but such is life often.
If you are interested and able to come and help us, please meet us at 11 am in the garden. If you have garden pruning scissors and garden gloves, please bring them along.

See you tomorrow!

Jana

Monday, August 10, 2015

August raspberry pruning

Hi folks!
It's time to prune our fabulous twice bearing raspberries in the Garibaldi garden. I am hoping to get that done by the end of this week. Is there anyone interested in learning how to do this type of pruning?
If yes, please let me know what time would work for you. I am pretty flexible but also have a life:)
Once time is set, I will post here, so anyone interested can come and help us:)

Jana
jana.ronne@gmail.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Look at these!

I can't believe that 4 weeks of summer have already zipped by! I hope you are all sharing some really nice moments together with your families!
The garden party was really fun and our new signs are now in the garden and they are working! Thank you, Lena, for creating them!
Neighbours are coming in to harvest kale, cucumbers, berries, herbs. Other neighbours ask about more exact dates on the ripening of our apples:)

Come by and send your neighbours to enjoy the garden too!

Jana and Sandra
(moms to Julian and Maja - now in ARLord -  and Findlay)
















Friday, March 13, 2015

Manure sale March 28!

Our popular annual manure sale is back! This year it will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 9am - 4pm in the Garibaldi Annex parking lot.


Hormone & antibiotic free, locally produced,
1.5-years-composted steer manure
Great for flowers or veggies!


Cost: $5 per 5 gallon bag or bring your own wheelbarrow before lunch and save $1/bag by taking unbagged manure!
We reward each hour of bagging help with 1 free bag.
Refreshments, light lunch and babysitting provided.

Manure is sourced from Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows.

Order here:
Sign-up to help here:
(Just enter your name into any time slot that works for you.
The link has been fixed, if you had trouble in the past)

Alternately, you can order manure or sign-up to volunteer by e-mailing the.manure.sale@gmail.com

Please, spread the word, put in your and your family's and friends' orders and come out and help us bag!
All the proceeds will go towards the Garibaldi Annex and AR Lord PAC funds to benefit our children.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

$10 trees from treekeepers - Let's plant an urban (food) forest

Treekeepers are selling fruit and landscaping trees for $10-15 each again this year.
Pick up is at local community centers.
This year, there are 3 varieties of apple (Jonafree, Honeycrisp, Spartan), 3 fig varieties, 2 plum varieties (President and Yakima prune plums), Japanese maples, magnolias and hibiscus trees.
For more information on available trees and to purchase, follow this link
When completing your purchase, enter the name of our school as your community school. It might give us a chance to win a grant.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The annual manure sale is back!

Our popular annual manure sale is back! This year it will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 9am - 4pm in the Garibaldi Annex parking lot.


Hormone & antibiotic free, locally produced,
1.5-years-composted steer manure
Great for flowers or veggies!



Cost: $5 per 5 gallon bag or bring your own wheelbarrow before lunch and save $1/bag by taking unbagged manure!
We reward each hour of bagging help with 1 free bag.
Refreshments, light lunch and babysitting provided.

Manure is sourced from Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows.

Order here:
Sign-up to help here:
(Just enter your name into any time slot that works for you)

Alternately, you can order manure or sign-up to volunteer by e-mailing the.manure.sale@gmail.com

Please, spread the word, put in your and your family's and friends' orders and come out and help us bag!
All the proceeds will go towards the Garibaldi Annex and AR Lord PAC funds to benefit our children.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Reminder!!! Garibaldi Annex - Hastings Sunrise Cook(s) Book update

Calling Volunteers!  Please come to the 1st meeting

So far we have 3 new volunteers!  These volunteers came forward for Graphic Design and Soliciting Restaurants and planning!  We still need more help!


Come out to find out more about the project:
First meeting February 3rd 2015!  7:00 p.m.
Please RSVP your attendance if possible

2510 Parker St., Vancouver, BC
Email Kate:  kamulligan3@gmail.com

Here's a first go at laying out the possible concept, but this will be discussed at Tuesday's meeting:

Hasting Sunrise Cook (s) book


Vision:  Inspire Hastings Sunrise to find about the “small school with the big heart” and engage our community in becoming Garibaldi advocates and promoting “good, local” food.


What: A cookbook featuring Hastings Sunrise restaurant recipes along with features from the Hastings Sunrise community.


Why:  It will instill a sense of pride, togetherness and understanding about Garibaldi and the greater Hastings Sunrise community.


How: The cookbook with feature recipes from participating restaurants, tips for urban gardening with a focus on child friendly foods and activities.


When:  Timeline February until May 2015


Format:  The cookbook will be available in print and possible online content.  


Fundraising goal:  minimum $7000 to Garibaldi Annex or 50% to Garibaldi and 50% to a Hastings Sunrise foundation for good, local food fund or similar or, to be provided to neighbouring schools for sustainable food development.
Promotion:  Local eateries, local media,  Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver foodie tours, MLA and MP, neighbourhood schools within the Hastings Sunrise Catchment.  


Budget: TBD


Development:
Printing, binding:
Promotion:
Website:
Video:


Outcomes: Awareness builder for Garibaldi Annex, community engagement, driver of enrollment, food awareness, food growing…


Design:  The cookbook will have a grassroots feel, what makes the Hastings Sunrise community unique.  The book will feature inspired recipes from local eateries that would appeal to children, have a story or East Van roots.  The book will look like our community in the raw, but will appeal to those living outside the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. This will make a great gift for those food enthusiasts, your friends and family in or outside the community.  It will be a great story about why our community is so amazing.


Launch:

Diner en Blanc at Garibaldi featuring greater community including restaurants, entertainment and families that represent the Garibaldi community.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Raspberry and fruit tree pruning workshop at Garibaldi, Jan 30

Come and learn the basics of how to prune your fruit trees, twice-bearing raspberries and grape vines.
We will meet at 2pm at the Garibaldi school garden. If you have a pair small pruning scissors and want to practice, bring them with you.
Time permitting, I will also talk about some newly arrived berry crop pests and how to protect your berries.
Bring any questions you might have - I will try to answer them.

See you on Friday,

Jana Ronne (Julian and Maja's mom)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Call out for volunteers: Garibaldi Annex is cooking East Van style

Garibaldi PAC is going to sizzle this spring.  We are embarking on a fundraising, community engagement project, to build awareness of the small school with a big heart!

We need your help with our latest community project - the Hasting Sunrise Neighbourhood Cookbook.  Complete with recipes from your favourite eateries with neighbourhood contributors.

You don't have to be a genius in layout or design.  Here's the various positions we are recruiting for:

  • Parent and student participation
  • Photography
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Community engagement
  • Accounting/Book Keeping
  • Sourcing donations of time and money (i.e. printing services)
  • Event coordination
  • Any other way you'd like to help!!!


    You don't need to have expertise in these areas, just a desire to help spread the word about Garibaldi to promote the school!  

    We are seeking a small committee to meet bi-monthly to create a cookbook that we would be able to launch no later than May (even sooner if that is feasible). 

    This is supposed to be fun and a memorable experience for our school and greater community. 

    Go East Van!

    If you would like to participate, please contact Kate Mulligan who will project lead at kamulligan3@gmail.com 

    Go Garibaldi Go!